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Fun Fotos at
Bala’s Museum

Free freckles

Heading for Green Gables

Anne whacks Gilbert!

Anne Diana tea party

A mouse in the custard!

Saving Minnie May

Waiting for Matthew

We are now a Literary Landmark!

Bala’s Museum now has Heritage Designation. In 1922 it was the tourist home where Montgomery and her family had meals during a Bala holiday. The 2 week vacation resulted in an adult novel & Muskoka love story, The Blue Castle.

Bala's Museum

Summer Hours
June 27-Sept. 4, 2015
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 11 am - 4 pm
Closed Sunday / Monday

Spring Hours Weekends
May 16-June 20, 2015
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Fall Hours Weekends
Sept. 5 - Oct. 17, 2015
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Call to arrange special tours on fall or spring week days and holiday Mondays

1–888-579-7739 (Canada only)
or 705-762-5876

Chinese Visitors Chinese visitors welcome!
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Korean Visitors Korean visitors welcome!
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Jack & Linda Hutton


Jack and Linda Hutton are proud that Bala’s Museum has become known as one of the best L.M. Montgomery museums in Canada.


20% off admission for children and grandparents every Friday
July & August.


Lucy Maud Montgomery ArrivalEVERYTHING ANNE DAY
Friday, July 24, 2015
1:30 pm

This is our annual re-enactment of L.M. Montgomery coming to Bala in 1922, but also an afternoon of family fun. Egg-on-a-spoon races, 3-legged races, sack races, and prizes for best costumes of characters from “Anne of Green Gables” ( Anne, Diana, Matthew, Marilla, Gilbert and Josie Pye). Popcorn, cake and freckles are free. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun at 1:30. Normal admission of $4.99 a person or $16.99 for family of four.

Above: The 2014 winner,
Cadie Miller.

Sat. Oct. 17, 2015

Contests register by 1:30 pm
Judging begins at 2 pm

Always one of the most popular events at the Bala Cranberry Festival

Click here for the Cran-Anne page to see results of the 2014 contest.

Click here for the Cran-Anne page to see results of the 2014 contest.

Bala’s Museum celebrates the life and writings of Canada’s favorite author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Since its opening in July, 1992, is has become known as one of the best LMM museums in all Canada, attracting LMM fans and scholars from all around the world (41 countries so far).

But Bala’s Museum is more than that. It is a wonderful family outing where children can take tours in our costumes. Family fun is what we’re all about.

Group tours also love the museum. Linda does a talk on the life and times of L.M. Montgomery. Jack does a ragtime sing-along. (Click here for group tour info).

$4.99 a person / $16.99 a family (limit of four).

Bala’s Museum L.M. Montgomery Exhibits

  • The silver tea set given to LMM as a wedding present in 1911 is on display. We are grateful to her grandson, David Macdonald, for loaning it to us.
  • A set of 1939 Sunday School papers with LMM’s condensation of “Anne of Ingleside”.
  • The basket in which Maud kept her personal correspondence.
  • One of the best collection of her books, including rare and first editions. Foreign editions include Chinese (click here), Dutch, Polish, Japanese, Icelandic, French and many others.
  • Handwritten excerpts and photos from LMM’s Bala diary.
  • The boat that sank under actress Megan Follows in the TV movie “Anne of Green Gables”.
  • Avonlea schoolhouse in miniature.

Dollhouse Miniatures


Our Gift Shop now stocks dollhouse miniatures of all sizes, inspired by Canada’s largest replica of the world-famous Green Gables farm house. Guess where Anne’s room is. Read about our exciting acquisition at What's Up Muskoka.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop

The Toronto Sun has said we have one of the best Anne of Green Gables gift shops in Canada and we just get better and better. Offered are hard-to-find editions of LMM books, Anne movies, old-fashioned toys, exclusive dolls and doll clothes, vintage Green Gables china and children’s costumes for sale. It’s worth the drive to Bala for the special people on your Christmas list. We also do mail order.

Kids Dress Up

Kids Can Dress Up

Boys and girls have a choice of our costumes to wear during their family tour. For girls, dresses and flowered hats right out of “Avonlea”; sailor shirts and hats for boys.

Tips on how to plan an Anne of Green Gables birthday party

Bala’s Museum can supply everything you need for an Anne of Green Gables birthday party, from goodie bags to prizes. Click here for step by step tips.
Anne of Green Gables birthday party

Anne: Madly Off In All Directions

This popular display shows how a book about a red-haired orphan caught the world by surprise in 1908, and the amazing spin-offs that have resulted from that first “Anne of Green Gables” book.

Location & Directions

We are about 200 kilometres or a two-hour drive north of Toronto. GPS directions: 1024 Maple Avenue, Bala.
Click here for directions and maps.

Anne of Green Gables
Muskoka Attractions
LIcensed by Heirs of L.M. Montgomery

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Bala's Museum
1024 Maple Avenue
Box 14, Bala, Muskoka
ON Canada P0C 1A0
705-762-5876 or 1-888-579-7739